Meic Goodyear has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:
I was a Public Health Intelligence Specialist working at Lewisham PCT from 2003 until I retired in 2014. I have BSc in Physics, and professional qualifications in Computer Science from the British Computer Society, in IM&T (Health) from the NHSIA, and in Public Health from the Faculty of Public Health.
Before moving into the health sector my early career encompassed shipping casualty investigation and stability analysis, leading the team planning the capacity of the Commonwealth telephone network, and commercial systems design. I spent almost seven years at the Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) at University College London, researching clinical databases, expert systems for clinical diagnosis and management, and mathematical modelling of clinical trials. I was subsequently appointed Honorary Research Fellow at CORU in 1996. I spent thirteen years in information management in the acute hospitals sector before moving into public health.
From 2003 – 2008 I was Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Geography and Health at Queen Mary University of London. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 2000, and was an active committee member of the Health Statistics User Group. I regularly taught data manipulation to candidates for the Faculty of Public Health Part A examination, and retain a particular interest in clear presentation of numerical information in graphical formats.
Meic Goodyear, BSc, LFHCfS
Retired Public Health Intelligence Specialist
Lewes, East Sussex, UK